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work it A dramatic dose of Manhattan style in Clarendon Cross

It’s rare to find restoration and reinvention on the same page, yet moreno:masey Architecture Studio has skilfully managed to combine the two over the past seven years. Nowhere is this more evident than in the practice’s reinterpretation of Clarendon Works, a former Victorian brickmaking factory in the heart of Notting Hill. With a background in residential development, and more recent involvement in some of London’s best-known restaurants, practice director Rodrigo Moreno Masey brought a wealth of knowledge of commercial spaces and their possibilities to Clarendon Works. The history of the property is beautifully conveyed through the use of raw materials, combining heavy metal, wood and stone with elegance. The landlord purchased the property in 2011.

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He says: “Clarendon Works is such an iconic building and a unique part of the area’s history. I lusted after the site for 30 years before I was finally able to buy it.” The conversion is arranged over five floors with a creative, cosmopolitan feel and large amounts of natural light throughout. The ground floor includes a sexy contemporary kitchen and dining area and an integral garage that could also be used as an office, while the indulgent basement level has a cinema room, gym and wine cellar. The first floor boasts a wonderful reception area with exposed brick and masculine tones. On the second floor are three spacious bedrooms and two bathrooms, while the entire top floor is given over to the phenomenal master bedroom complete with an open bathroom, vaulted ceilings and a private terrace.

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